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 Post subject: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:05 pm 
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I got out for a few hours on one of my favorite wild streams today and then finished up after lunch on a stocked stream. NY only does a single stocking in late March so the fish in there now are battle-tested, smart and tough. It was hot as balls for this time of year but the leaves are starting to change and it feels a bit like fall.

It started out as one of those days that nothing goes right. Massive traffic jam delayed me about 30 min, knots were hard to tie, casting was bad, I got tangled in my fly line. Just total amateur hour... But it got better. Some caddis were coming off and I started to get some on the EHC, I had a small caddis emerger on the dropper but they didn't seem to want that so I clipped it off after 3 or 4 on the dry.

Most were wild bows and a couple browns mixed and I managed to get a couple of those smart stockers too.

Me praying to the Fishing Gods to make the day get better

ImageTrout 9/19/17 by rjeeves, on Flickr

Smoke Break

ImageTrout 9/19/17 by rjeeves, on Flickr

Little color in those trees

ImageTrout 9/19/17 by rjeeves, on Flickr

Most of the Bows were about this size... Is it me or is this a bit big to still have parr marks?

ImageTrout 9/19/17 by rjeeves, on Flickr

Brown

ImageTrout 9/19/17 by rjeeves, on Flickr

Netting action

ImageTrout 9/19/17 by rjeeves, on Flickr

Under water release video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZO__K_H3jd ... rjeeves716

I ended up with about 15 fish total and missed or lost maybe 8 or 10 more. Pretty good day in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Verrry nice, Rob! That's a good day for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 am 
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Rob, you seem to be the only person that's getting to go fishing these days. Sounds like a good day, though.

Wild rainbows can keep the parr marks longer than you would expect. I have never seen anything addressing what causes them to fade out so quickly on hatchery fish, but that is about the largest fish I've seen showing parr marks.


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 Post subject: Re: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
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Pretty good day ,sir.

Nice looking fish also. What caddis were coming off ? October orange ?

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 Post subject: Re: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
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Thanks Phil!

Paul yeah it's weird I guess it must be from stream to stream they have different genetic code or maybe environmental factors ... who knows. That stream is all wild and in all the time I have fished there I have never got anything over 11 or 12 inches so I don't see many with out PM ... you can keep fish from there so I think they get taken once they hit keeper size.

JT they were like a greenish brown and I didn't have anything that was a perfect match. I had green and I had brown but neither one seemed right. I just went with green and matched the size, somewhere around a 16 and they didn't seem to mind even in the slower water where they got a good look at it.

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 Post subject: Re: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
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Good going Rob!

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 Post subject: Re: 9/19/17 South of Buffalo, NY
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:14 am 
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Rob,
I don't know if you have seen one of the lime/dun EHC's that I tie but anyway,I have caught more fish on that dry than any other dry in my box for the past 8-10 years

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